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    I'm currently in year 12 and thinking about self-teaching A-level English Literature next year and taking the course privately. I'm not too fussed about the fact that universities don't care if students take more than 3 A-levels. If I end up doing this, do I even have to mention that it was self-taught or examined privately? In effect, will it look different to the A-levels I am taking with my sixth form?
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    Normally people who self-study A levels enter them in a slightly different way on their UCAS forum. For example, if you were going to do your final exam in 2017 then you'd put "June 2017-June 2017; part-time" - if you do an English A level completely independently and with no school input then you should use the same format. You don't need to mention it on your personal statement if you don't want to.
 
 
 
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